Founded in 1989 in Pontiac, Michigan, Completion House, most commonly referred to as Turning Point Recovery Programs or Turning Point Recovery Centers, is a non-profit behavioral services organization that provides short and long-term residential treatment for clients with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. It also offers a sober living option and a subsequent independent living option for those who have previously resided in one of its sober living homes.
Accommodations and Amenities
The gender-specific sober living brick town homes have quaint Victorian-style features. Each residence lodges between 10 and 12 clients, who are paired in furnished rooms that include twin beds, dressers, lamps and other basic décor. Clients have adequate storage space for their personal belongings.
Amenities include laundry facilities, pay phones, cable TV and transportation upon admission to the facility as well as to local 12-step meetings. Staff lives on premises and supervise day-to-day operations.
At Turning Point Recovery, clients are provided with three nutritious meals a day, courtesy of Gleaners Food Bank and other local pantries. Additionally, the fully equipped kitchens are stocked with coffee, creamer, sugar and other food items.
Rules and Regulations
Prior to admittance, clients must have a minimum of two weeks of sobriety and must successfully pass a drug test. Length of stay is between 90 days and six months.
Residents participate in a mandatory 16-week course on the 12 steps that’s conducted on the premises. Additionally, they are transported to three weekly AA/NA meetings and must acquire sponsors and work the steps. Other requirements include working at a feasible place of employment, going to school and/or volunteering in the local community.
Random alcohol and drug testing is conducted. A zero tolerance policy is enforced and relapsed residents must leave the premises. Usually, they are referred to detox or to another emergency facility, to ensure the safety of the household.
Other services include case management, life skills coaching, vocational assistance, and for those wanting to further their academic education, support is provided in enrolling the appropriate program.
Crisis intervention services are provided, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Independent Living is designed as a step down for sober living residents, with a minimum of six months sobriety.
The white-shingled co-ed Victorian accommodates a small number of residents who live in private apartments, each including a bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. Length of stay is unlimited and services include vocational training, financial literacy and budget planning.
Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted, and there is a zero tolerance policy here as well. Staff lives on the premises.
Turning Point Recovery Centers offers financially challenged clients safe and structured sober living, followed by an opportunity to reside in independent living. As one may guess, the independent living home often has a waiting list, since the length of stay is unrestricted. Individuals leaving residential treatment and in need of a safe, sober environment for early recovery would do well to consider exploring this facility as a resource.
Turning Point Recovery Centers Transitional Housing
123 University Dr
Pontiac, MI 48342
Turning Point Recovery Centers Transitional Housing Cost: $400-$440 (30 days, including food, and not including one-time drug screening fee of $25). Reach Turning Point Recovery Centers Transitional Housing by phone at (248) 858-7515 or by email at [email protected]. Find Turning Point Recovery Centers on Facebook
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